|Fred shows off one of the new hiking signs in Twillingate|
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Hiking and "Split Peas" in Twillingate, Newfoundland
By Keith and Heather Nicol
Our last visit to Twillingate and Fogo Island was in the fall of 2010 and we wanted to return to find out about the hiking trail development in Twillingate and to walk some of the many trails of Fogo Island that we had heard about. So at midday on Tuesday August 23 we headed out from Corner Brook to central Newfoundland. We also had some friends from Ontario in tow and they were very keen to revisit this area having seen it over 10 years ago on a driving tour of the province. In Twillingate we checked out the new signage that Fred Bridger had been installing on the trails and he said that he had received lots of good comments on the trails. Fred seems to be a one man trail crew and his love of the hiking opportunities around Twillingate is infectious. He also runs the 4 star Paradise Bed and Breakfast (http://www.capturegaia.com/paradiseb&b.html) with his wife Mildred and it must have the best view of any B and B in Twillingate. We recommend several coast hikes in the Twillingate area which is known for its rugged coastline and possible iceberg sitings in season.
For anyone interested in more information about these hiking trails in Twillingate and others in Central Newfoundland see: http://www2.swgc.mun.ca/~knicol/easternhikes.htm. That evening Fred suggested we see “The Split Peas” and they entertained a full house with their fine music. You can even have a touton and a cup of tea at intermission.